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NBA Rankings: DraftKings DFS Fantasy Basketball Rankings for April 21 | Stud, Midrange & Value Picks + Injury Notes

Jeff Pratt ranks the top plays in each salary range for Wednesday’s fantasy basketball slate on DraftKings, which starts at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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Welcome to Wednesday’s NBA rankings for the 12-game DraftKings slate. The idea of this page is to rank the top DraftKings options in each salary range, helping you make quick decisions when debating which players to roster. Players are sorted from top to bottom in order of preference.

Each baller listed here is someone I’m considering in my player pool. If a player is not listed but is available to play, that just means I’m not considering using them on this slate. They might be a viable option but didn’t make my cut.

This page will be updated after the 1:30 p.m. ET and 5:30 p.m. ET injury reports, and you can confirm additional updates by checking the time stamp. When a player has a status change, they will now be bolded in the injuries and notes section.

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Player Notes: If a player is on the second night of a back-to-back, stats may not be fully updated.

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Key News to Monitor

Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Brooklyn Nets Toronto Raptors K. Durant (O), N. Claxton (O), B. Griffin (A), R. Perry (A) Second night of B2B. K. Irving to serve as Brooklyn's No. 1 option with KD & Harden out.
Toronto Raptors Brooklyn Nets R. Hood (O), P. Watson (O), J. Harris (O) G. Trent Jr. to see a bump in minutes if Hood is unable to play.
Oklahoma City Thunder Indiana Pacers L. Dort (O), I Roby (Q) A. Pokusevski will see an expanded role with Dort unable to suit up.
Indiana Pacers Oklahoma City Thunder D. Sabonis (O), J. Lamb (O), G. Bitadze (O), D. McDermott (O), M. Turner (O) O. Brissett to see a significantly expanded role with Sabonis & Turner out.
Golden State Warriors Washington Wizards D. Lee (O), J. Toscano-Anderson (O), E. Paschall (O) K. Looney to see an expanded role with JTA & J. Wiseman out.
Washington Wizards Golden State Warriors R. Hachimura (O) D. Bertans to continue seeing a bump in playing time with Hachimura sidelined.
Phoenix Suns Philadelphia 76ers D. Saric (A), A. Nader (O) First night of B2B. Saric will suit up.
Philadelphia 76ers Phoenix Suns J. Embiid (A), T. Harris (O), B. Simmons (O), S. Curry (O) First night of B2B. S. Milton will see an expanded role with Simmons unable to play. Embiid will suit up.
Chicago Bulls Cleveland Cavaliers T. Brown Jr. (O), Z. LaVine (O) First night of B2B. N. Vucevic to continue serving as Chicago's No. 1 option with LaVine out.
Cleveland Cavaliers Chicago Bulls D. Windler (O), D. Dotson (O) C. Osman to see an expanded role with Windler out.
Utah Jazz Houston Rockets D. Mitchell (O), E. Ilyasova (A) M. Conley to see an expanded role with Mitchell sidelined.
Houston Rockets Utah Jazz J. Wall (A), K. Porter Jr. (O), S. Brown (O), D. Augustin (O) Wall is dealing with a migraine, but will suit up.
Atlanta Hawks New York Knicks D. Gallinari (O), D. Hunter (O), C. Reddish (O), T. Snell (O) Second night of B2B. K. Huerter to continue seeing a bump in playing time with Reddish & Hunter out.
New York Knicks Atlanta Hawks A. Burks (O), M. Robinson (O) Second night of B2B. N. Noel to continue starting with M. Robinson sidelined.
Miami Heat San Antonio Spurs B. Adebayo (A), J. Butler (A), T. Herro (A), D. Dedmon (Q), A. Iguodala (O), G. Vincent (A), V. Oladipo (O) Butler, Adebayo & Herro will all suit up.
San Antonio Spurs Miami Heat T. Lyles (O) First night of B2B. Lyles' absence will not significantly affect San Antonio's rotation.
Detroit Pistons Dallas Mavericks D. Smith Jr. (D), R. McGruder (O), K. Hayes (O) First night of B2B. S. Lee to continue seeing an expanded role if DSJ is unable to suit up.
Dallas Mavericks Detroit Pistons T. Hardaway Jr. (P) First night of B2B. J. Richardson to see an expanded role if Hardaway is unable to play.
Denver Nuggets Portland Trail Blazers J. Murray (O), M. Morris (O) P. Dozier to continue seeing an expanded role with Murray & Morris out.
Portland Trail Blazers Denver Nuggets D. Lillard (A), D. Jones Jr. (P) Second night of B2B. Lillard will return to action after a three-game absence.
Minnesota Timberwolves Sacramento Kings J. Nowell (O) Second night of B2B. M. Beasley did not play Tuesday.
Sacramento Kings Minnesota Timberwolves R. Holmes (O), M. Bagley III (O) Second night of B2B. H. Whiteside to continue seeing an expanded role with Holmes & Bagley III out.
Memphis Grizzlies Los Angeles Clippers J. Jackson Jr. (Q), D. Brooks (Q), J. Valanciunas (O) JJJ (if available) will make his season debut.
Los Angeles Clippers Memphis Grizzlies P. George (O), K. Leonard (O), R. Jackson (O), R. Rondo (O) Second night of B2B. M. Morris Sr. to see a significantly expanded role with Leonard & George out.

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Betting Odds

Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
Teams Point Spread Moneyline Total Points
CHI Bulls -2 -129 Over 211.5
CLE Cavaliers +2 +107 Under 211.5
OKC Thunder +10.5 +400 Over 226
IND Pacers -10.5 -400 Under 226
PHO Suns -1 -114 Over 220.5
PHI 76ers +1 -106 Under 220.5
GS Warriors -2.5 -139 Over 238.5
WAS Wizards +2.5 +117 Under 238.5
BKN Nets +3 +120 Over 228
TOR Raptors -3 -143 Under 228
UTA Jazz -11 -670 Over 227
HOU Rockets +11 +475 Under 227
ATL Hawks +2 +107 Over 216.5
NY Knicks -2 -129 Under 216.5
DET Pistons +11.5 +480 Over 221
DAL Mavericks -11.5 -670 Under 221
MIA Heat +0.5 -109 Over 215.5
SA Spurs -0.5 -109 Under 215.5
MEM Grizzlies +3 +123 Over 227
LA Clippers -3 -148 Under 227
DEN Nuggets -2 -130 Over 226
POR Trail Blazers +2 +110 Under 226
MIN Timberwolves +4.5 +155 Over 238.5
SAC Kings -4.5 -186 Under 238.5

Studs

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Stephen Curry PG WAS $10,500 Curry is riding an incredible hot streak, scoring 63+ DKFP in four of his last five games.
Luka Doncic PG/SF DET $10,800 Doncic has racked up 61+ DKFP in his back-to-back contests.
Karl-Anthony Towns C SAC $10,400 KAT scored 66 DKFP in his last game. Sacramento ranks 28th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Julius Randle PF/C ATL $10,200 Randle has scored 64+ DKFP in two of his last three games.
Russell Westbrook PG GS $10,900 Westbrook has scored 59+ DKFP in four of his last five contests.

Midrange High

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Ja Morant PG LAC $7,200 Morant is coming off a huge 72.5 DKFP performance.
Malcolm Brogdon PG OKC $7,700 Brogdon has seen a 31% usage rate or higher in back-to-back games.
Chris Paul PG PHI $7,700 Paul racked up 53.8 DKFP in his last game with a 25.3% usage rate.
Jarrett Allen C CHI $7,300 Chicago ranks 29th in DKFP allowed to Cs.
Chris Boucher PF/C BKN $7,600 Boucher scored 57.5 DKFP in his last contest.
Anthony Edwards SG/SF SAC $7,100 Edwards racked up 46.5 DKFP in his last game.

Midrange Low

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Will Barton SG/SF POR $5,700 Barton is coming off a strong 52 DKFP performance.
Joe Ingles SG/SF HOU $6,400 Ingles will continue to see a bump in production with Donovan Mitchell out.
Enes Kanter C DEN $6,300 Kanter will see an expanded role if Jusuf Nurkic remains out.
Darius Bazley PF IND $6,200 Bazley racked up 39.3 DKFP in his last contest. He has seen a 24% usage rate or higher in four-straight games.
Hassan Whiteside C MIN $6,200 Whiteside will continue to see a bump in production with Richaun Holmes out.
Coby White PG CLE $5,600 White has scored 38+ DKFP in two of his last three games.

Values

Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Player Name Position Opp Salary Player Notes
Nerlens Noel C ATL $4,200 Noel has scored 25+ DKFP in five-straight games.
Xavier Tillman PF/C LAC $4,200 Tillman racked up 45 DKFP in his last game. He will continue to see a bump in production with Jonas Valanciunas out.
Danny Green SF PHO $4,800 Green racked up 31.3 DKFP in his last contest.
Ricky Rubio PG SAC $4,800 Sacramento ranks 25th in DKFP allowed to PGs.
Mikal Bridges SF PHI $4,700 Bridges scored 29.8 DKFP in his last game.
Landry Shamet SG TOR $4,600 Shamet will continue to see a bump in production with James Harden out.
Isaiah Hartenstein C CHI $4,200 Hartenstein racked up 32.5 DKFP in his last game with a 29.5% usage rate.

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